Sat Nav Choices. I Know ?? ..............

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  1. LAM

    LAM Funster

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    I know this must be a much deliberated topic (but not for me and other new peeps).
    I have researched the market, et al.... but there is nothing more valuable than the experiences and knowledge of those on this forum.

    As some of you may remember (am still permenantly scarred !!), we almost lost the roof of our rented MH in Rouen during Le Mans week as le Tom Tom insisted we take that 'left turn'. I could go on but the upshot was.............. a bad move resulting 'all sorts'.

    My question is...................... is there a sat nav out there which we are able to input all the relevant Height, length and so on in so much that when the route is planned it may give us at least warning of any of those impending dangers
     
  2. spitfire

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    Yes and cheap . Chinese lorry one from e bay ! Excellent :)
     
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  3. PaulyP

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    I'll second that, mine works fine.
     
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  4. TheBig1

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    yep £50 chinese one that is as good as most tomtoms and garmins at much higher cost. plus get the right model and its got allsorts of extra features including rear camera input and video/music player
    even the expensive satnavs are made in the far east, so comparable build quality too
     
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  5. SMB

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    If you have a smartphone with plenty of available memory then Copilot truck is an offline satnav app in which you can enter your vans dimensions.
     
  6. Mack100

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    As you already have a Tomtom could you download the Tomtom Camper and Caravan map?
     
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    More specific info on the "right model" please.
     
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  9. Darren

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    Can you download Aires and Acsi on to these units?
     
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    my unit gives u campsites for either on-route or at destination so i have needed to download any poi
     
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    £125 better to get a satnav ?
     
  13. Darren

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    I have been looking at getting a snooper but now I have seen these Chinese models.I may take a chance Not a lot of money ,but looking on here a fair few Funsters are using them
     
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    snooper means cash anything which comes under the motorhome or caravan mark is cash cash cash
    mine has seen me through loads of countries with no problem
    you can say tolls or non tolls
    when i head for benidorm after putting in beni once it finds it i then put in cusytom search and then accomadtion then camping it finds the sites there and then it away follow the voice lol
     
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    sorry but need to say 1 downthing to these satnavs is the volume its low
    but i just plug it into me aux on me radio and np if you dont have a aux then get 1 of those small speakers
     
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    or use the built in fm transmitter and tune the radio to that channel to receive it.
     
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    I fancy one of these myself there is plenty to chose from. What's the difference between them apart from price ? Also could I disconnect my rear camera screen and connect this ? As that would be a bonus for me too Thanks
     
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    I tried that for MP3, a little transmitter. You set it up, drive a while then hit a transmitter on your channel. It lives in the bottom of that dark drawer now.
     
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